SONORAN – 11096
Safe - 11-7-2017 Manhattan
SONORAN – 11096
**SAFER : AVERAGE HOME**
Intake Date: 10/29/17 Intake Type: Stray
Medical Behavior: Green Age: 2 years Sex: Male
Weight: 60 lbs
DVM Intake Exam : Estimated age: 2 Microchip noted on Intake? History : Subjective: Observed Behavior – Friendly, gets very excited and worked up and barked at cats in cage Evidence of Cruelty seen – no Evidence of Trauma seen – no Objective T = P = R = BCS 2.5/5 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: mild tartar PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: mi, sst MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat thickened and erythematous skin on lateral hocks bilaterally L>R appear to be callous-like CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: Assessment Apparently healthy Prognosis: good Plan: Gave all vaccine, dewormer, flea treatment, microchip, hwt SURGERY: Okay for surgery
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes: Having no idea what Sonoran meant, if anything, I googled it. It’s a western style Hot Dog and I laughed, as Sonoran is certainly a hot dog! Hot as in good looking, affectionate, smart, fun and adorable! He’s gorgeous, has the best kissable, schmushable jowls (did you have a grandmother who loved to schmush your cheeks with love?), has lovely leash manners, seems to be housetrained, and wants to meet dogs of every size that we pass on our walk. In his first playgroup he’s bouncy and playful with the female greeter dog. Sonoran play bowed to me as I tried to squeeze him into a too small coat and was such a good sport about it. He loves treats and takes them with the edge of his teeth, so gently I couldn’t feel it. Rockstar! Coming onto my lap for some cuddles and sweet kisses, his tail wags gently. Sonoran is a gem; he rocked his behavior assessment across the board indicating he’ll be a good fit with a person or family with average dog experience. I’ve run out of adjectives to describe this terrific dog and I’m sure you can come up with some of your own. Come meet our hot dog today!
Another volunteer writes: Sonoran is waiting for Mr. or Ms. Right to walk in the door and say, ‘that’s my new baby’! He’s so patient, so good, so handsome, we’re all amazed that he’s still waiting. Easy, gentle, well behaved, respectful, gently tail waggy, loves treats, he’s just the best. As often as I invite him up on the bench to sit with me he won’t come up so we’re guessing he wasn’t allowed on furniture where he lived before. His coat is so soft, we can’t help running our hands up and down all over. In an available lap for some cuddles and kisses, or simply leaning in for caressing, he’s always the gentleman. Gentleman Sonoran is awaiting your visit. Let’s make it happen today.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
My medical notes are…
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 30-Oct-2017
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, with tail wagging and ears back.
Allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth.
Tag: 1. Dog follows at the end of the leash, body soft.
Paw squeeze 1: 2. Dog quickly pulls back.
Paw squeeze 2: 2. Dog quickly pull back.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest in toy, dog may smell or lick, then turns away.
Summary: Sonoran approached the assessor in the assessment room with a soft body. He was social and allowed all handling during the assessment, displaying no concerning behaviors.
PLAY GROUP : When introduced off leash to the female greeter dog, Sonoran is bouncy and playful.
Date of intake: 29-Oct-2017
Summary: Sonoran had a loose body and allowed handling.
Date of initial: 29-Oct-2017
Summary: Sonoran was social and active.
Summary (1): Sonoran has displayed playful, social behavior toward female dogs and neutered males. He was observed to become stiff and growl when greeting an unaltered male. History around dogs is unknown due to arriving as a stray. Based on observation made in our care, the behavior department feels that Sonoran would be most compatible with social female or neutered male dogs.
10/30: When introduced off leash to the female greeter dog, Sonoran is bouncy and playful.
Summary (2): 10/31: Sonoran engages in bouncy play with (neutered) male and female dogs.
11/2: Sonoran is observed to stiffen and growl when greeting an unaltered male dog.
Summary (3): 11/3: Sonoran engages in bouncy play with female dogs and an unaltered male dog. When aroused by vocal play from a female dog he becomes slightly stiff towards the male and is removed from the pen.
Summary (4): 11/4: Sonoran engages in exuberant play with a female dog.
ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Sonoran so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. However, he is a young, enthusiastic, social dog who will need daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to
physical exercise, to positively direct his energy and enthusiasm.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: AVERAGE (suitable for an adopter with an
average amount of dog experience)
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